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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Filmmaker Theresa Loong's "Everyday is a Holiday" screens in Hong Kong August 21 and 23, 2014

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Hong Kong EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY a documentary by Theresa Loong Don't miss! Two screenings in Hong Kong are August 21 and 23, 2014 Growing up in New Jersey, filmmaker Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. Then, one day she discovered his secret diary, written during World War Two. “Every Day is a Holiday” tells the inspirational story of how Paul Loong survived a prisoner of war camp in Japan and set out on an unlikely journey to become a citizen of the country that liberated him – the United States. We discover why, despite much suffering, “Every Day Is a Holiday.” Using intimate conversations, rare archival footage and his wartime diary, this film also addresses contemporary issues of war, immigration, and national identity. The documentary explores the...
  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

    Posted by AC Team

    July 29, 2014 Washington D.C. Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.  The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal. Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video. The full list of honorees. 2013 National Medal of Arts Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater ...
  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 29, 2014 YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage. He made a promise to his parents as a kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners of a Thai restaurant in California to work so hard anymore.  Timothy was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Paramount, California by his parents who immigrated from Thailand.  He attended Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art and left to pursue his career as a rapper, comedian, and director. Click here to popular blog Angry Asian Man and here for Timothy's YouTube video. Timothy has...
  • Jeremy Lin officially joins the Lakers today and helps charity effort in LA's Skid Row

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 24, 2014 Los Angeles As his first day as an official Lakers player, Jeremy Lin joined fellow teammates guard Nick Young and shooting guard Xavier Henry at an event in Los Angeles' skid row to hand out a thousand gift bags with supplies to people at Midnight Mission. a community organization which helps homeless people and others in need. Click here for the full story by Los Angeles Times writer Frank Shyong Related: ESPN   July 13, 2014 Update Here's the Lakers official announcement released today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Jeremy Lin joining the Lakers. “This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility...

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